Unite Without Borders
  • Home/
  • Videos/
  • COVID-19, An Unprecedented Challenge For Healthcare Workers

COVID-19, An Unprecedented Challenge For Healthcare Workers

For healthcare workers across the world, Coronavirus is a challenge like no other. From conflict zones to countries hit by natural disasters, caregivers at Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors Without Borders are used to working in the toughest of conditions. But COVID -19 has thrown up some very demanding situations. Currently, MSF is running COVID-19 projects in 41 countries across the world including two in India. For many in the team, there are similarities to when they dealt with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2014 but Corona has its own unique problems.

*Disclaimer: NDTV is the broadcast partner for a 2-hour telethon by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to raise donations to combat COVID-19 virus. The donations are received by Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and shall be utilized according to a plan prepared and monitored by them. 


NDTV has no role to play in the use of donations and will not be liable for any claim(s) made by any person or entity, including any statutory or governmental authority, aris ing out of the collection or utilization of these donations.


The global prices for Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) have been fluctuating  dramatically since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Because of this the price mentioned for a full PPE kit - face protection, goggles and mask or face shield, gloves, gown or coverall, head cover, rubber boots - may not reflect the final purchase price. As well as being able to procure PPE in necessary numbers, MSF also requires it to be of a necessary standard. The volatility of the global PPE market is likely to continue, which is why MSF has been calling for a form of regulation to allow equitable and reliable distribution of medical equipment and PPE that is of necessary minimum quality.

The cost mentioned is for a kit for a caregiver and not a single PPE kit.​​


Help protect our medical caregivers in the fight against coronavirus

Money Raised So Far

Donate Now